Rich has spent substantial time helping to protect the civil justice system through his work for the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He has served on the Board of the FJA since 1998, has served as a F.L.A.G. Trustee, as a member of the Executive Committee, and is currently the organization’s Secretary and Membership Chairman. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors for the AAJ, and is a Past-President of the Central Florida Trial Lawyer’s Association.
There are a lot of lawyers who say litigation is in their blood. In most cases, it’s just an expression. Then there’s Frank Melton, scion of a distinguished family of trial lawyers. His father has been protecting the rights of Florida residents for more than four decades and in his own years – and successes – in the courtroom, Frank is ably continuing the trend. He’s litigated catastrophic tire defects and complicated pharmaceutical cases, digging into the most complex, technical matters; uncovering evidence that doesn’t just make a case, but saves lives.